The backstamp mark can be dated to between 19 making it late art deco but not of the extreme Claris Cliff 'Bizarre' type.
After this time, the stamp is similar but has an 'EST. Aynsley often did not name their patterns but simply gave them a number. It is strange to think of this lovely set being produced in the period of the great stock market crash and before the Second World war.
Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction house valuation days, you probably wonder just how they get so much information about a teacup, vase or a piece of silver simply by turning the item upside down.
Wedgwood, being very cautious about luxury porcelains, chose not to go into bone china at first.The firing temperature needs to be high and so is expensive to produce.The first firm to develop a reliable recipe was Spode in 1799. Germany, France and the rest of Europe stuck to their older, more traditional Chinese porcelain recipes (no animal bone).When John Aynsley was older, he turned the business over to his son, James.
However, it was James' son John Aynsley II who carried the company to heights that the founder could only have dreamed of.Famous companies such as Wedgwood, Meissen, Doulton, Minton, Derby and Worcester all use a variety of numerical or symbolic china marks that can, with just a little knowledge and analysis, give you the exact date of production.